MN National Guard Soldiers Remembered

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(Learfield News Service/North Fort Hood, TX) — Three Minnesota National Guard soldiers who died in a helicopter crash are being remembered.

Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Rogers Jr. of Winsted, Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Charles Nord of Perham, and Sergeant Kort Plantenberg of Avon were honored over the weekend with a final roll call at a chapel in Fort Hood, Texas.

Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard soldiers are about to deploy to the Middle East from there. The final roll call was followed by a 21-gun salute outside the chapel, then Taps.

The three died Thursday on a routine maintenance test flight.

The UH-60 Black Hawk they were aboard went down north of Kimball near the small town of Marty.

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